Marino Pulling Out of NFL Concussion Suit Doesn’t Erase Health Concerns

MANHASSSET, NY – A New York City neurosurgeon says it does not matter who joins or drops out of the NFL lawsuit concerning concussions – the important thing is keeping the issue in the limelight and ensuring that people understand the importance of proper treatment. Whether former quarterback Dan Marino is part of the lawsuit or not, this legal action is showing that concussions need to be taken seriously. Jamie Ullman, MD, director of neurotrauma at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, says the long-term effects of concussions, particularly if someone has had repeated concussions, can be headaches, memory disturbances, an inability to concentrate, an inability to perform work duties well and either the inability to sleep or sleeping too much.

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